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Map of countries from which the US imports more than 50% of certain mineral commodities
January 30, 2018

The US relies on these countries for 50% or more of certain minerals

This map shows the countries that supply mineral commodities for which the United States was more than 50 percent import reliant in 2017.

October 26, 2017

2017 Oct. Public Lecture — Global Trends in Mineral Commodity Supplies

  • The U.S. is increasingly reliant on supply of mineral raw materials from other countries.
  • Advanced technologies are increasingly making use of nearly the entire periodic table of the elements.
  • Dynamic studies of critical and strategic mineral supply and demand can identify emerging potential supply risks.
  • The USGS - National Minerals
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January 27, 2017

NMIC - 2017 Mineral Commodity Summaries Release

The National Minerals Information Center, the primary agency for collecting and analyzing nonfuel minerals information, releases the 2017 Mineral Commodity Summaries, a collection of reports on over 85 commodities essential to the U.S. economy and national security.

USGS
May 21, 2019

Tin in 2016 (PDF)

PDF format - Tin in 2016 (PDF) Minerals Yearbook chapter

 

USGS
August 26, 2019

The Mineral Industry of Moldova, 2015 (PDF)

PDF format - Moldova 2015 Minerals Yearbook chapter. Country chapters from the Minerals Yearbook (Volume III. -- Area Reports: International) are designed to provide an annual review of mineral production and trade and of mineral-related government and industry developments.

 

USGS
July 23, 2019

Chromium in May 2019 (XLSX)

XLS(X) format Chromium in May 2019 (XLSX) Mineral Industry Surveys with embedded .DOCX text file

 

USGS
October 2, 2019

Silica in 2017, tables-only release

Advance data tables (XLSX format) for the silica chapter of the Minerals Yearbook 2017. A version with an embedded text document and also a PDF of text and tables will follow.

 

USGS
June 27, 2019

The Mineral Industry of Indiana, 2014 (XLSX)

XLSX format - Indiana 2014 Minerals Yearbook chapter State chapters from the Minerals Yearbook (Volume II. -- Area Reports: Domestic) are designed to provide statistical data and information for mineral commodities on a State-by-State basis.

 

USGS
September 27, 2019

The Mineral Industry of West Virginia, 2014 (XLSX)

XLSX format - West Virginia 2014 Minerals Yearbook chapter State chapters from the Minerals Yearbook (Volume II. -- Area Reports: Domestic) are designed to provide statistical data and information for mineral commodities on a State-by-State basis.

 

USGS
October 9, 2019

Lead in May 2019 (PDF)

PDF format Lead in May 2019 (PDF) Mineral Industry Surveys

 

USGS
June 10, 2019

Tungsten in December 2018 (PDF)

PDF format Tungsten in December 2018 (PDF) Mineral Industry Surveys

 

USGS
September 13, 2019

Lead in March 2019 (PDF)

PDF format Lead in March 2019 (PDF) Mineral Industry Surveys